Olivier Humbrecht is coming to Marquis Wine Cellars for a free in-store tasting. Join us at Marquis Wine Cellars on Thursday, April 19th from 5:30pm to 7pm as we welcome this world famous winemaker. Olivier will be on hand to pour a selection of his wines to share stories about the Domaine and to answer any questions you might have regarding his wines. Also, if you ask nicely he’ll sign any bottles that you purchase.
This is a free tasting but please, RSVP
Olivier Humbrecht is one of the world's most renowned winegrowers. He is a Master of Wine and has been described by Robert Parker as the greatest white winemaker on earth. Yet he is very soft spoken, humble, and self-deprecating, which makes him perfectly suited to his assumed role as a global ambassador of wine. He is a champion of terroir, biodynamic farming principles, and non-interventionist winemaking, whose family have been winegrowers in Alsace for 12 generations (since 1620). He is immensely proud that although his family domaine is 'only 40 hectares', there are at least 28 people (and two horses!) working there at any time. Zind-Humbrecht wines are concentrated, complex, vibrant, and balanced. Olivier would say that concentration and complexity are a natural product of the work that goes into farming the land in a way that is respectful of terroir; that the wines are vibrant because they come from healthy vineyards where the soil is alive; and that the wines are balanced because farming biodynamically ensures the vines grow in harmony with nature. And he would not be too shy to say that the wines better be great given all the hard work and dedication that is devoted to them.
Marquis Wine Cellar would like to thank Trialto Wine Group for the opportunity to host this event.